Xiao Huo Luo Dan (Minor Invigorate the Collaterals Special Pill)
Formula 2 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind
- Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels
- Invigorates the blood, warms and unblocks the channels, dispels wind and damp, and transforms phlegm
- Wind Damp Cold blocking the channels: Severe migrating or fixed pain in the joints and bones with stiffness and a reduced range of motion
- Wind Phlegm blockage with Blood stagnation in the channels (Wind Stroke): Chronic weakness, numbness, and pain of the extremities. Possible paralysis. Wind stroke.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Pale or purple tongue with a white and moist coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Cerebral Vascular Accident
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- As this formula is very invigorating and pungent, it should only be used in patients with a strong constitution
- Do not use during pregnancy.
- Do not use in hypertensive patients.
- Do not use in cases where there is yin or blood deficiency.
- This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).
- Grind the ingredients in to a powder, add honey, and form in to pills.
- Take 3 Grams, 2 times daily on an empty stomach with water or wine.
Originally Appeared In:
- Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Spleen, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Bladder
Substances in this Formula (6 Total):